Post-Acute and Long-Term Medicine

A Pocket Guide

  • Pamela A. Fenstemacher
  • Peter Winn

Part of the Current Clinical Practice book series (CCP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Robert C. Salinas, Stefani D. Madison
    Pages 1-11
  3. Daniel Haimowitz
    Pages 13-35
  4. Laura Trice
    Pages 37-45
  5. Richard G. Stefanacci, George Brown, Shelley Reich
    Pages 51-72
  6. Naushira Pandya
    Pages 99-143
  7. J. Kenneth Brubaker
    Pages 145-164
  8. Cynthia Kuttner
    Pages 165-175
  9. Peter Winn, Deborah Way
    Pages 177-201
  10. Todd H. Goldberg, Joel A. Levien
    Pages 203-216
  11. Ganesh Merugu, Andrew Rosenzweig
    Pages 217-234
  12. Andrew Neal Dentino, Pamela A. Fenstemacher, Kourtney Harrington
    Pages 235-259
  13. David A. Smith, Randall D. Huss
    Pages 261-277
  14. David Brechtelsbauer
    Pages 279-290
  15. Alva S. Baker, Leonard Gelman
    Pages 291-305
  16. Susan T. Marcolina, Peter Winn
    Pages 307-326
  17. Thomas Lawrence
    Pages 327-338
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 339-350

About this book


This book addresses current issues surrounding hospital readmissions and the practice of post-acute and long-term care (LTC). Thoroughly updated, the Second Edition of this practical pocket guide presents new regulations governing these services and lessens the uncertainty involved in caring for patients in a long-term care facility. The book is divided into four sections that cover: types of care, which include community care, nursing facility care, and teamwork; clinical medicine, with suggested approaches to common conditions and wound care; psychosocial aspects of care, which include ethical and legal issues and caring for families; and special issues, with chapters on documentation, coding, and medication management. As community-based care is an area of rapid growth where the elderly are increasingly seeking their medical care, new chapters have also been added that describe these programs. Written by expert contributors, many of whom have worked within AMDA – The Society for Post-acute and Long-term Care Medicine to create and disseminate a knowledge base for post-acute and LTC, this is a valuable resource for clinicians and educators seeking to maximize the care and living experience of residents in post-acute and long-term care settings.


Accountable Care Organizations Assisted living Community-based care Hospital readmission Long-term care Post-acute care

Editors and affiliations

  • Pamela A. Fenstemacher
    • 1
  • Peter Winn
    • 2
  1. 1.School of NursingUniversity of Pennsylvania School of NursingPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Family and Preventive MediUniversity of Oklahoma Department of Family and Preventive MediOKLAHOMA CITYUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-16978-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-16979-8
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology